Overdeck Family Foundation saw improvement across the board in nearly every category in our 2021 Center for Effective Philanthropy Grantee Perception Report. Here are the highlights, and our commitments for 2022.
Perspectives: Not Just Recovery, But Reinvention—3 Lessons from Schools Where COVID Innovations Offer New Solutions
The old, familiar ways of doing school left too many behind. The funders of the Canopy Project, which tracks how hundreds of schools across the country adapted and innovated in the last year, explore how the increase in student-centered teaching holds enormous potential to address longstanding inequities going forward.
Tutoring Can Be Highly Effective—But Continued Research Is Needed To Ensure It Overcomes Covid-Related Learning Loss
Kim Cassel and Melanie Dukes write about the approach Arnold Ventures and Overdeck Family Foundation take to funding innovation, validation, and evidence for high-dosage tutoring programs.
When the American Rescue Plan passed in March, America’s educators celebrated. Reopening schools and expanding opportunities and support for students who need it most suddenly seemed within reach. Anu Malipatil and Karen Hawley Miles explore the unique role philanthropy can play in ensuring these short-term dollars lead to sustainable, successful school designs and positive change.
Our Foundation's response to the results of the Grantee Perception Report, and our commitments going forward.
What we've learned from 2019 and how we're applying it going forward.
Analysis: Rigorous Grade-Level Work Or Personalized Learning? Research Shows Closing Student Achievement Gaps Requires Both
While there's agreement that all students can succeed with the right support, there's a lack of consensus about what that support should look like in the typical classroom with one teacher and 25 students of varying levels.
The role of foundations in supporting learning and four steps we suggest funders consider.
A look into the Innovative Schools portfolio's 2019 strategy.
An overview of the Inspired Minds portfolio's 2019 strategy.